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Table 2 Age-Standardized Percent of Overweight Adults who Perceive Themselves to be Overweight by Race/Ethnicity and Income

From: The change in weight perception of weight status among the overweight: comparison of NHANES III (1988–1994) and 1999–2004 NHANES

  Non-Hispanic Whites Non-Hispanic Blacks Mexican Americans
  NH III 1988–1994 NH 1999–2004 NH III, 1988–1994 NH 1999–2004 NH III, 1988–1994 NH 1999–2004
PIR 0–1.85 67.9 60.2 a 55.6 37.5 a 48.7 48.1
PIR 1.86–3.50 75.1* 66.2a 57.9 52.5* 62.9* 61.4*
PIR > 3.50 71.8 68.5* 59.3 52.6 * 70.7* 63.9*
  1. * Indicates a statistically significant difference in perception from reference group, (PIR 0–185%), within each survey period, p < 0.05
  2. a. Indicates a statistically significant difference in perception across survey periods, p < 0.05